Five Ten? Adidas? So who makes those mountain biking shoes? Quite simple - both! The American climbing shoe manufacturer Five Ten was founded in 1985 by Charles Cole, today it is one of the world's top brands for biking gear and climbing shoes. The headquarters of the shoe manufacturer is located in Redlands, California, 50 miles outside Los Angeles. Since German sports titan Adidas acquired Five Ten in 2011, its European base is located in Herzogenaurach, near Nuremberg. The German sporting goods manufacturer has been based in Franconia since 1949, the acquisition introduced shoes for bikers and climbers to its product portfolio.